Media company Sky has purchased 11 new Mercedes-Benz eVito panel vans for its fleet.

The vans, which will used by Sky’s TV and broadband engineers, are said to be part of a drive by the company to go net zero carbon by 2030.

The vans, supplied through Midlands Truck & Van, have been converted by Bott to incorporate bespoke racking and telematics systems, and Sky graphic wraps.

Sky fleet operations manager Lorraine McNiven said: “The eVito is a 100% electric model that means there is no need for us to compromise while taking a greener path.

“The size and specifications of the vehicle make it an ideal workspace for our engineers once it has been customised to our needs by Bott, and we can enjoy the confidence that comes with Mercedes-Benz manufacturing.”

Rob Hannam, head of fleet at Sky’s repair and customer service partner Unipart Logistics, said: “There are very few electric panel vans on the market, and even fewer that are suitable for carrying the equipment engineers need to fix problems quickly – so the eVito was the obvious choice.

“I am sure drivers will love its excellent handling and comfort, while most importantly the new vehicle will help Sky cut its carbon footprint even further.”

Mercedes-Benz UK vans fleet business manager Midlands and South Carol Kirk said: “We are thrilled that Sky has selected the eVito as a perfect combination of fantastic practicality, extensive range and, best of all, zero emissions.

“The new model is proving popular with business customers from sole traders to large corporations; there seems to be very little the eVito cannot handle.

“Ben Redding and the team at Midlands Truck & Van have been excellent in supporting Rob Hannam and have worked with all parties to prepare and deliver the vehicles for conversion to Bott, and will further assist in the onward delivery to the engineers with a full handover.

“This vital service will include an in-depth product overview, charging guides and driving style tips, providing Sky engineers with an invaluable education into the world of electric mobility, as well as all of the features and benefits the eVito has to offer.”